US urged for accountability of Islamic Militants on Beheading 11 Christians in Nigeria on Christmas Day

ABUJA, NIGERIA: (BosNewsLife and IDC) Militants of the Islamic State group (IS) have released a video purportedly showing the murder of 11 Christians in Nigeria’s Borno State on Christmas Day.

In the gruesome video, one man is shot before the other ten beheaded. A masked man in th


India remember a revolutionary PM, Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his 95th Birth Anniversary

New Delhi: (PCP) Several politicians, diplomats, political workers from different walks of life today gathered at the headquarters of National Panthers Party, Jammu to celebrate 95th Birth Anniversary, one of the most popular leaders Mr.Atal Bihari Vajpayee, former Prime Minister of India who was


Pakistan put on CPC list on religious freedom issues: US State Department

Washington DC: (PCP)The protection of religious freedom is a top Trump Administration foreign policy priority.  Persecution and discrimination on the basis of religion or belief exists in every region of the world.  The United States continues to work diligently to promote religious fre


“They Forced Me Down, All I Did Was Pray”: the story of a Pakistani Christian rape survivor

LAHORE: (PCP) It was four in the evening when 15-year-old Maria Jalal, was alone at home, and she heard a knock at the door. Making her way to the front door, she assumed it must be her mother. But what happened next would change her life forever.

Outside 25-year-old Muhammad Sajid, sto


Christmas celebration with sanitary workers marks interfaith harmony

HYDERABAD: (By Abbas Kassar) Christmas celebrations at famous St. Francis Xavier Cathedral attracted a large number of families from different faiths, including Christians, Hindus and Muslims, a large number of community people, civil society, writers, young singers, performers, lawyers and media


Sindh Universality holds impressive Convocation 2017-18

HYDERABAD: (Abbas Kassar) An impressive ceremony of Academic Convocation 2017-18 was held at Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Convention Centre, Allama I.I.Kazi Campus, Jamshoro yesterday to confer gold and silver medals and degrees upon successful candidates of PhD, M.S/ M. Phil., Master and Bach


White single-mum complains of Muslim no go area in London on her Christian faith

London: (PCP) A Christian woman who is also a Conservative candidate for the council ward of Shepherds Bush Green has complained that she is being targeted by Muslims for her Christian faith.

Liane Pibworth believes that a series of threats and attacks on her and her daughter are a dire


IDC Commends Congress for Reauthorizing the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom

WASHINGTON, D.C: (PCP) On Tuesday, December 17th, the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom Reauthorization Act of 2019, with updated amendments, was released by the U.S. Senate and added to the end of year Omnibus. The updates focused on three priorities, including a three-


Deficit of funds hurdle in way of Municipal affairs; City Mayor

HYDERABAD: (By Abbas Kassar) City Mayor Syed Tayyab Hussain has said weak financial position was hurdle in way of municipal works. He said federal and provincial governments were not paying HMC its due share of octroi share as such they were trying hard to cover up municipal affairs. He was addre


Pakistani Christian asylum seekers in Bangkok rounded up by police during Christmas season

Bangkok: (PCP) While people around the world begin preparations for Christmas and the holidays, parties and family gatherings that ensue around 30 Pak-Christian asylum seekers and refugees begin a morale-sapping detention in a Thai cell before moving into a long-term detainment in the substandard


Hyderabad Church demands Advance Salary to Christian employees on Christmas

HYDERABAD: (By Abbas Kassar) Diocese of Hyderabad Church of Pakistan has, after extending Christmas and new Year greetings to nation. In a statement issued by Church, it has demanded that Christian employees of government and private institutions be paid salaries in advance and also to pay them a


Condolence on a sudden demise of Mr. Munir Khokhar, MPA from PLM(N)

Lahore: The Pakistani Christian Parliamentarian’s Forum is deeply saddened as it mourns the death of Mr. Munir Khokhar, MPA on December 9, 2019.  He was born in Nishat Colony Lahore.  From the very early days of his life he served the oppressed Christian communities at Lahore in p


NCID and Catholic Bishop Conference organizes Interfaith Christmas Celebration 2019

Lahore: National Commission for Interreligious Dialogue and Ecumenism (Catholic Bishops’ Conference Pakistan) organized an Interfaith Christmas Celebration at a local hotel in Lahore. His Grace Archbishop Sebastian Francis Shaw OFM was the President of this ceremony, whereas the Minister fo


5 year to APS Massacre: RT demands Justice for APS victims as Justice delayed is justice denied

Lahore: (PCP) On 16 December 2019, Rwadari Tehreek held a Memorial Camp in front of Lahore Press Club in the memory of all those who lost their lives at the Army Public School – Peshawar on 16 December 2014 and victims of all other terrorist attacks.

The participants of the Memori


A Musical film with Urdu Captions on St. Joseph Freinademetz: The First Saint to Ever Serve in Hong Kong

Hong Kong: This musical covers the journey of St. Joseph Freinademetz, a well-known SVD priest from Austria and missionary in China.  His primary conviction, "Love is the only language that everyone understands," is dramatically demonstrated. Subtitled Versions​: Chinese (Tradition


HRFP & GHRD observed Human Rights 2019 on theme “Youth Standing Up for Human Rights

Faisalabad: Human Rights Focus Pakistan (HRFP) in collaboration with Global Human Rights Defense (GHRD) observed International Human Rights Day 2019 on United Nation’s theme “Youth Standing Up for Human Rights” with a motivational sharing and healthy discussions for launching a


Human Rights organization NMNP hold rally on Human Right Day

HYDERABAD: (By Abbas Kassar) Human Rights Friends Organization and National Minority Network took out a rally and held seminar on international human rights in which those martyred human rights defenders were paid tributes.

Christian leader Sooba Bhatti advocate welcomed participants of


14-Year-Old Kidnapped, Forced to Convert to Islam, Married Off to Muslim Man in Pakistan

Washington DC: (ChristianHeadlines.com) A 14-year-old Christian girl was abducted from her home outside of Karachi Pakistan, forced to convert to Islam and marry a Muslim man, according to her parents who have been pressing authorities for her return.

According to several published repo


Ukraine Peace Talks Overshadowed by Tensions

BUDAPEST/KYIV: (BosNewsLife) Ukraine’s new president says he believes that talks with leaders of Russia, France, and Germany will help achieve a lasting cease-fire in the country’s separatist conflict. But reports of fresh tensions between Ukraine and others involved in the talks are


Death of Christian leader Ashraf Butt Advocate is grave loss of Pakistani Christian nation

Karachi: Mr. Ashraf P Butt Advocate, a daring Christian leader, former Secretary General of Pakistan Christian Congress and General Secretary of God’s People Fellowship of Pakistan GPFP died after long illness on December 5, 2019, here in Karachi.

Mr. Butt,s funeral was attended b


Germany’s Merkel visits Auschwitz amid rising anti-Semitism

WARSAW/BUDAPEST: (BosNewsLife) German Chancellor Angela Merkel has visited the former German Nazi death camp Auschwitz amid concerns about rising antisemitism in Germany and Europe and brought with here a massive.

She carefully walked through the gates of the former German Nazi death ca


Armenian Survivors Of Quake Face Brutal Winter

YEREVAN, ARMENIA: (BosNewsLife) Aid workers say a lack of firewood used for heating threatens the health of thousands of Armenian Christians who still live in temporary shelters after surviving a devastating earthquake in 1988.

“Winters in Armenia stretch from November until late


NICD holds Seminar on Interfaith Dialogue Multan

Multan: (Shahbaz Francis) Diocesan commission Multan for Interreligious Dialogue & Ecumenism (Catholic Bishops Conference Pakistan) organized a seminar on Interfaith Dialogue on 28 November 2019 at Pastoral Institute Multan. Chairman His Excellency Bishop Sebastian Shaw and Executive Secretor


Christian delegation visits Madrisa and Zikria University in Multan

Multan: (Shahbaz Francis) At the request of Wajid Watto Archbishop Sebastian, Fr Dr Jamshed OP and Fr Raphael OP along with the participants moved towards one of the Madrisa where they met with the students and Imam of the Midrisa. The olive tree was planted in Midrisa as sign of unity among Chri


Albania Christians Give Aid As Quake Kills Dozens

BUDAPEST/TIRANA: (BosNewsLife)– Aid workers say evangelical churches are among those providing aid to thousands of Albanians who have become homeless, including hundreds of Christians, after Albania’s deadliest earthquakes in decades.

The main 6.4-magnitude quake on November


Student rally against nationalization of Christian college of Peshawar

HYDERABAD: (By Abbas Kassar) Students from Piggott Memorial Girls Higher Secondary School Hyderabad, under Management of Diocese of Hyderabad Church of Pakistan, took out rally against nationalization of Edward college Peshawar. Participants expressed disappointment and feeling of deprivation. Co


‘Hungary’s Censorship Worst Since Communism’ Watchdogs Find

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY: (BosNewsLife) The world’s largest press watchdogs say the government of Hungary’s increasingly authoritarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has achieved “a degree of media control unprecedented” in any European Union member state.” Hungarian jo


Burkina Faso Christians Mourn 14 Killed In Church Attack

OUAGADOUGOU, BURKINA FASO: (BosNewsLife) Christians in Burkina Faso plunged into mourning after more than a dozen worshippers were shot and killed by suspected Islamic militants in the latest church attack to hit this volatile West African nation.

The government said, “Unidentifie


Christian fell deprived over takeover of college in Peshawar

 HYDERABAD: (By Abbas Kassar) Christians of Pakistan were feeling Disturbed and deprived over government’s takeover of Edward College Peshawar which was under Christian administration.

Christian community in Sindh held protests across Sindh on Sunday against takeover of Edwar


Europe Rocked By Two Attacks Killing And Wounding People

BUDAPEST/LONDON/THE HAGUE: November 30, 2019.  (BosNewsLife) Europe has been rocked by two attacks, one in Britain and one in The Netherlands, amid concerns that Islamists may increase attacks ahead of Christmas. In Britain, police released details about a young man who killed two people in


Knife ram pager shot by police near London Bridge

London: November 29, 2019. (PCP) A suspected terrorist attack was thwarted by London's Met Police after a knife rampager was first grappled to the ground by local citizens and then shot dead by armed officers.

One man who is featured in several photos taken by witnesses even managed


Interfaith delegation visited Sikh shrine in Nankana Sahib

Nankana Sahib: November 27, 2019. (PCP) An interfaith delegation of National Commission for Inter-religious Dialogue and Ecumenism (Catholic Bishops’ Conference Pakistan) under the leadership of Chairman NCIDE His Grace Archbishop Sebastian Shaw and Executive Secretary NCIDE Rev. Fr. Franci


Hungary Hosts Persecution Conference Despite Controversy

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY: November 27, 2019. (BosNewsLife) Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has opened a global gathering on Christian persecution despite criticism over his perceived cozy relationship with anti-Christian autocratic leaders. Orbán also faces pressure over the governme


Film Reveals Hungary’s Detention of Iranian Christian and Son

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY: November 26, 2019. (Stefan J Bos for BosNewsLife)– Video footage shot by an Iranian Christian father and his son held in detention on the Hungarian-Serbian border underscores international concerns about the circumstances of asylum seekers living here. Hungary threatens t


Uproar of Pakistan on Quran burning incident in Norway

Islamabad: November 24, 2019. (PCP) As usual there were not any protests by Islamic parties on incident of desecration of Muslims Holy Book Quran in Norway by a group of Norwegians to end Islamization with over flow of Muslim refuges who are involved in social crimes diluting true values of socie


IDC and Maronite Foundation Release Report on Displaced Syrians in Lebanon

Washington, D.C: November 20, 2019. (PCP) On Tuesday, November 19, 2019, In Defense of Christians and the Maronite Foundation in the World released a study titled, Displaced Syrians in Lebanon, at a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. 

Earlier in the day


Pastor Killed in Mexico as Violent Cartel-Related Tensions Rise

Washington DC: November 19, 2019. (Christianheadlines) A pastor in Mexico was shot and killed while sitting at a stoplight in Juarez over the weekend.

According to KTSM News, Salvador Atilano Galaviz Morales, a pastor and well-known musician, was in the car with another man who was also


Rwadari Tehreek demands National De-radicalization PLAN on International Day of Tolerance

Lahore: November 18, 2019. (PCP) Rwadari Tehreek held a Rwadari Conference at Lahore Press Club on 16 November in connection with International Day of Tolerance and gathered people from different faiths, religions, cultures and languages to display the importance of tolerance and respect of diver


World Recalls 30th Anniversary Of Fall of Berlin Wall

BERLIN/BUDAPEST: November 15, 2019. (Stefan J Bos for BosNewsLife) Germany and its allies marked the 30th anniversary of the opening of the Berlin Wall, a historic moment in events that ended Communism in eastern Europe. And, it gave hope to devoted Catholics and others who suffered for their fai


Two Beheaded In Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA: November 15, 2019. (By Stefan J Bos for BosNewsLife)– Christian activists say two Ethiopian pastors have been beheaded in Ethiopia as violence spreads against devoted Christians. The killings allegedly took place late October, but Christians familiar with the situatio


HUJ Dastoor governing body members honored with Ajraks and flower petals

 HYDERABAD: November 14,2019. (PCP) Hyderabad Union of Journalists (Dastoor) governing body members including office bearers were honored by Sindh National Tehrik and Nari Tehri at their office Sindh House. At a cup of tea gathering newly elected governing body members were presented with tr


BACA trustee racially abused while using London bus calls for improved safety on buses

London: November 7, 2019. (PCP) Yesterday Juliet Chowdhry a trustee for the British Pakistani Christian Association spent the best part of 3 hours at Ilford Police Station where she was required to submit a report on the despicable racially aggravated public order offence she was subjected to whi


Over 88,000 Sign Petition to Free Tennessee Pastor Arrested for His Christian Faith in India

Washington DC: November 5, 2019. (Christianheadlines) Over 88,000 people have signed a petition asking for authorities in India to release a Tennessee pastor from their country after he was detained for several days.

Bryan Nerren, a pastor who leads the International House of Prayer Min


79-Year-Old Man Beat on New York Subway for Preaching Gospel

Washington DC: November 5, 2019. (ChristianHeadlines) An elderly man preaching the gospel was seriously injured on a New York subway when a woman attacked him with her stiletto heel.

“He didn’t say anything to hurt anyone, he wasn’t even loud, you could barely hear him


Beijing Changes Bible Characters to Ancient Chinese in Church Magazine

Washington DC: November 5, 2019. (ChristianHeadlines) Under the government’s orders, the official publication of China’s state-sanctioned Protestant church network has begun using artwork depicting biblical characters as ancient Chinese men and women – and even showing Jesus in


Jamaat-e-Islami: A Threat at Home and Abroad? MEF announces to hold a meeting

Washington DC: November 5, 2019. In India, authorities blame it for terrorism in Kashmir. In Bangladesh, a war crimes tribunal found its leaders guilty of committing mass-murder. And in Pakistan, its regular rallies and fervent rhetoric receive national attention.

 Given the promin


City Lovers demand recovering Graveyard from Land Mafia

Hyderabad: November 4, 2019. (BY ABBAS KASSAR) Hyderabad lovers, a group of senior citizens, led by Abdul Jabbar Rehmani chairman of Bunyadi Huqooq Commission Pakistan, have expressed indignation on silence of concerned departments and local bodies over land grabbing of city graveyard lands by un


Indian Christians return to their village from church to find destroyed remains of their homes

Andra Pradesh, India: November 2, 2019. (PCP) 73 Indian Christians from the town of Sajjapuram Tanuka, Andra Pradesh, returned home from Church after a riveting Sunday service to find that their bamboo homes had been destroyed in a violent fire. Despite their loss the entire community has thanked


Christian family speak to BACA of terror during Pak-Train fire that killed 74 people

Lahore: November 1, 2019. (PCP) A fire on a train from Karachi to Rawal Pindi has resulted in the death of 74 travelers at the last count and injured at least 40 others. The fire is believed to have begun after a portable gas canister being used by passengers to cook a traditional Pakistani break


Russia and Hungary to Discuss Persecuted Christians

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY: October 30, 2019. (By Stefan J Bos for BosNewsLife) Hungary says it’s setting up an international alliance of governments to support persecuted Christians in especially the Middle East, Africa, and other areas. The announcement came a day before Hungarian Prime Minister V


Iran Christian Convert Released After Years In Prison

TEHRAN, IRAN: October 30, 2019. (By Stefan J Bos for BosNewsLife)– A former Muslim who turned to Christianity has been released after spending most of the past decade in Iranian prisons for his Christian activities, BosNewsLife learned.

Ebrahim Firouzi, who is in his 30s, left Raj


Judge leaves court after telling blasphemy victim that he cannot preside over appeal as it hurts his Islamic convictions

London: October 30, 2019. (PCP) Christian man who claims to be falsely accused of blasphemy and given a life sentence has had his appeal postponed for a third time in a year.

Zafar Bhatti was sentenced to life imprisonment in 2012 after being arrested for blasphemy by police form Police


Iran Christian Convert Released After Years in Prison

TEHRAN, IRAN: October 29, 2019. (By Stefan J Bos for BosNewsLife) A former Muslim who turned to Christianity has been released after spending most of the past decade in Iranian prisons for his Christian activities, BosNewsLife learned.

Ebrahim Firouzi, who is in his 30s, left Rajaei Sha


3832 Children Sexually abused in Pakistan in 2018: SPARC REPORT

Hyderabad: October 29, 2019. (By Abbas Kassar) Society for Protection of Rights of Child (SPARC) annual flagship report” State of Pakistani Children in 2018” here on Wednesday. According to report submitted at seminar by executive director SPARC Sajjad Ahmed Cheema, child sex abuse ca


ISIS Leader Responsible for Genocide Against Christians and Yazidis Killed

Washington, D.C: October 29, 2019. (PCP) In the early hours of Sunday, October 27, 2019, U.S. Special Operations conducted a nighttime raid in Syria in hopes of locating ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Intelligence reports from several countries indicated that he was in the region, an


Congress Overwhelmingly Recognizes Armenian Christian Genocide

Washington, D.C: October 29, 2019. (PCP) Today, the House of Representatives voted 405 yays to 11 nays, to recognize the Armenian Genocide, a clear condemnation of the Turkish government’s denial of the atrocities committed by their predecessor’s against Christians.

More tha


Commissioner leads black day to express solidarity with Kashmiris

Hyderabad: October 27, 2019. (By Abbas Kassar) Commissioner Hyderabad Muhammad Abbas Baloch led, black day being observed in whole Pakistan, to express solidarity with Kashmiri brethren. Rally was taken out from Commissioner office to main gate of Shahbaz Building. Addressing rally, he said it wa


Russian Rebels Ban Christian Worship In East Ukraine

KIEV/BUDAPEST: October 24, 2019. (By Stefan J Bos for BosNewsLife) Authorities in a critical part of war-torn eastern Ukraine have banned worship meetings of all Protestants and several other churches and faith communities, activists told BosNewsLife.

Religious rights group Forum 18 sai


Christian man attacked by Muslim mob in district Kasur

Lahore: October 23, 2019. (By Qaisar Loudhi) A Christian boy aged 25 years old was attacked by mob in false allegation in village Harjoki Kot Sandrus District Kasur.

On 17 October 2019, Muhammad Boota along with 12 unknown persons came to house of Asghar Masih and started beating and dr


Muslim Christian Children gather to promote Peace and Dialogue

Lahore: October 23, 2019. (PCP) A number of Christian and Muslim Children gathered for a noble cause to promote peace and Interfaith Dialogue under the platform of National Commission for Interreligious Dialogue & Ecumenism.

Fr. Francis Nadeem OFM Cap (Executive Secretary NCIDE) alo


Justice for Edwardes College, Peshawar Pakistan

London: October 21, 2019. (By John Bosco) As soon as the news of Edwardes College, Peshawar Pakistan spread in Pakistan and across the globe that the nonstop intervention in the college affairs, by the KP government, and later the Peshawar High Court’s decision overturning its own earlier j


Christians Flee North-East Syria As Fighting Continues

DAMASCUS/ANKARA: October 21, 2019. (By Stefan J Bos for BosNewsLife)– Tens of thousands of panicked-stricken people, many of them Christians, are seen fleeing north-east Syria amid fears that a brief ceasefire will not end a deadly Turkish invasion. They escape a region where over 100 peopl


BACA reports now published by Bishop of Truro independent review team for Persecuted Christians

London: October 21, 2019. (PCP) We are pleased to note that two of the three submissions presented by the British Asian Christian Association (when it was called the British Pakistani Christian Association - BPCA) to the Bishop of Truro’s 'Independent Review of Foreign and Commonwealth


Iran: ‘Nine Christians Jailed For Leaving Islam’

TEHRAN, IRAN: October 20, 2019. (Stefan J Bos for BosNewsLife)– An Iranian court has sentenced a pastor and eight fellow members of the big evangelical Church of Iran movement to jail for leaving Islam.

Church leader Matthias Haghnejad and the other believers were each sentenced t


HBWWF demand social security, pension and other benefits under law

HYDERABAD: October 20, 2019. (By Abbas Kassar) Home based Women Workers Federation has demanded from government to grant them social security, pension and all benefits under labour laws. Demand was raised in convention of home-based women workers federation organized at press club here Saturday.


China Destroys Megachurch As Crackdown Continues

BEIJING, CHINA: October 20, 2019. (BosNewsLife)– Authorities in eastern China have destroyed a megachurch and detained its pastors this weekend in an “escalation of religious persecution by the Chinese Communist regime”, activists said.

Officials arrested Pastors Geng


Christians to vote for PPP candidate Soomro in PS-11 in byelection in Sindh

Liverpool UK: October 16, 2019. (PCP) Press Release: Mr. Saleem Khursheed Khokhar, Founder Minority Inqilabi Tehreek, Ex-MPA Sindh and Ex-Chairman Standing Committee on Minorities Affairs Sindh Assembly while telephonic conversation  with Mr. Jamil Khokhar, Organizer / Social Worker stressed


Kurdish Politician, Champion of Christians Hevrin Khalef Killed in Syria

Washington DC: October 15, 2019. (ChristianHeadlines.com) Future Syria Party’s Secretary-General Hevrin Khalef, a 35-year-old politician who fought for tolerance in her country between Christians, Arabs and Kurds, has been shot and killed by pro-Turkish militants in Syria.


IDC Commends President Trump for Enacting Sanctions on Turkey and Committing $50 million in Aid to Christians in Syria

Washington, D.C: October 15, 2019. (PCP) On Monday evening, The Department of Treasury announced it is sanctioning senior Turkish government officials and ministries in response to Turkey's reckless actions in Northeast Syria.

This followed an Executive Order from President Trump th


Thousands of Christians Flee Syria as Violence Continues between Turkey and Syria

Washington DC: October 14, 2019. (christianheadlines.com) Thousands of Christians, Kurds and Yazidis are fleeing parts of Syria as violence continues between Turkey’s forces and the Syrian Democratic Forces.

This week, the White House announced that American soldiers would be pull


Sumara Anwar aged 14, faced sexual harassment and raped at a brick factory in Raiwind Lahore

Raiwind: October 11, 2019. (PCP)Anwar Masih son of Sulakhan Masih aged 58, a poor Christian works for more than 15 years at Ghafor Bricks, village Maqu Wali Jhalar Raiwind Road, District Lahore and live here along with his children for more than 15 years; his wife has died a few years ago due to


Celebration of 800 Years of Encounter Between St. Francis of Assisi and Sultan Al-Kamil of Egypt Urges to Choose Way of Dialogue for Global Peace

Lahore:  October 11, 2019. (PCP) “Atomic Weapons will never be needed and used if world leaders remain committed to Global Peace building”, said His Grace Archbishop Sabestian Francis Shaw, the Archbishop of Lahore, at the Celebration of 800 Years of Encounter Between St. Francis


14-year-old Christian girl abducted from school and forced into Islamic Marriage to be set free by courts due to tender age

Sargodha: October 11, 2019. (PCP) A Christian girl from Sargodha was abducted and forced converted to Islam to marry by a Muslim man. Laiba Shahzad was taken by Imran Haider (24) to an unknown location after being dropped off to school by her rickshaw driver.

In a statement the rickshaw


15-year-old Girl kidnapped and raped while paying monthly payment to debt collectors enters safe house funded by BACA.

Lahore: October 11, 2019. (PCP) A Christian teenage girl gang raped by 5 men, has been moved, along with her whole family, to a safe house. Maria Jalal who was only 15 when she was continually and brutally raped over a 24-hour period in June 2019 after she opened the door to a debt collector, has


Indian Church demolished by local council within month of opening

Haryana, India: October 11, 2019. (PCP) In an act of bureaucratic vandalism, a newly built church was demolished after just over a month of use. The local authority ordered the destruction due to a lack of planning permission despite the entire community having been built without any.



Syrian Christians Pray As Turkey’s Invasion Continues

ISTANBUL/DAMASCUS: October 11, 2019. (Stefan J Bos for BosNewsLife)– Turkey’s Syrian Christians urged prayers on Friday, October 11, as Turkish forces pounded northeast Syria with air and artillery strikes.

“Christians are deeply affected, along with other communities


Christian Woman faced male police investigation and torture in Gujranwala

Lahore: October 9, 2019. (PCP) Parveen Bibi lived along with her husband Aslam Masih and a son named Salman Bhatti aged 14 in Kamoki, Gujranwala. Aslam Masih is a diabetic and unable to work while her son Salman is also not an earning hand. Parveen Bibi is Diabetic too but she began cleaning in t


BPCA raises concerns over the nature of British educational aid programmes to Pakistan

London: October 9, 2019. (PCP) BPCA has expressed a number of concerns to the International Development Committee parliamentary inquiry team examining the nature of British aid to Pakistan. In a submission prepared by Desmond Fernandes, a former senior lecturer at De Montfort University, BPCA has


NCID and CBSP organize Dengue Awareness Walk

Lahore: October 9, 2019. (PCP) Dengue has been on its rise from the last few weeks in the city of Lahore where many people have been affected from the Dengue virus. A Dengue Awareness Walk was organized by National Commission for Interreligious Dialogue and Ecumenism (Catholic Bishiops’ Con


Affendi, Kassar elected President, General Secretary of HUJ

HYDERABAD: October 6, 2019. (PCP) Farhan Effendi and Abbas Kassar were re-elected unopposed as president and general secretary of Hyderabad Union of Journalists (Dastoor), third time consecutive as announced by election commission member Noor Muhammad Bhutto here Saturday.

According to


BPCA submits report to UK parliamentary inquiry questioning the effectiveness of aid programme for Pakistan

London: October 6, 2019. The British Pakistani Christian Association (BPCA) this week submitted a report (authored by Desmond Fernandes) [i]to the International Development Committee’s parliamentary inquiry into the effectiveness and coherence of the UK Department for International Developm


A man accused of blasphemy released after 18 years

London: October 1, 2019. (PCP) A Pakistani man on death row after being convicted of blasphemy charges has been released after 18 years.

The Supreme Court acquitted Wajih-ul-Hassan due to lack of evidence. A case was registered against Mr Hassan in 1999 for writing blasphemous letters t


Climate Action for Peace on International Day of Peace observed by NCJP

Hyderabad: October 1, 2019. (Rubina David) In September, 2019 International day of PEACE was celebrated by National Commission for Justice and Peace, Hyderabad office under the leadership of Fr. Shahrukh Nathaniel OFM (Director NCJP Hyderabad).

A series of celebration were arranged by S


Why Muslims World Wildly Campaigning About Islamic Blasphemy Laws And Islamophobia? By Sardar Mushtaq Gill Advocate

On Friday, September 27, 2019, Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan Niazi, wearing a navy blazer over a traditional shalwar kameez, addressed to the world leaders at United Nations General Assembly, New York. He attempted to explain the dangers of Islamophobia and why Muslims are sensitive to a


Policies of persecution of Sindhis in Pakistan must seize immediately. WSC

 LONDON, UK: September 29, 2019. (PCP) The current situation in Sindh is marked by continuous human rights violations and an environment of fear and oppression. The Sindhi people are facing immense violence at the hands of Pakistani state security agencies. Enforced disappearances and extraj


Pastor Anila Haroon under life threats on her evangelism in Islamic states and Pakistan

Lahore: September 29, 2019. (PCP) It is very sad and full of terror to hear that Pakistani Pastor Anila Haroon who has been doing evangelism in Grace Church Mirfa Abu Dhabi for many years was forced to stop preaching Christian faith in Islamic countries when she was coming back with her husband a


Iran Sentences Christians To Prison For Faith, Friends Say

TEHRAN, IRAN: September 26, 2019. (By Stefan J Bos for BosNewsLife) Three Christians in Iran urge believers to pray for them as they and another Christian convert each received six-month prison sentences for their faith and Christian activities, activists told BosNewsLife.

The detention


Side-event ‘Terrorism Financing in South Asia’ organized by EFSAS during 42nd Session UNHRC

Geneva: September 25, 2019. (PCP) The European Foundation for South Asian Studies (EFSAS) organized a very successful and thought-provoking Side-event titled, ‘Terrorism Financing in South Asia’, during the 42nd Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva. A p


Trump's Statement about Islamic Terrorism: Dr Ramesh Vankwani writes letter to the US President

ISLAMABAD: September 24, 2019. (PCP) Patron-in-chief of Pakistan Hindu Council Dr Ramesh Kumar Vankwani has shown anger and displeasure on the recent statement by the US President Donald Trump about "Islamic Terrorism". In a letter written to the US President, Dr Ramesh Kumar, who is al


The stability and prosperity of South Asia cannot be separated from the Kashmir issue: President Erdogan

New York: September 24, 2019. (PCP) “The people of Kashmir were heartened by President Tayyip Erdogan’s intervention during the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly when he said, “The stability and prosperity of South Asia cannot be separated from the Kashmir issu


Child Rights grieved over increasing incidents of sexual abuse with children

HYDERABAD: September 23, 2019. (By Abbas Kassar) Child rights activists from Initiator Human Development Foundation, Child Rights Movement and Society for Protection of Rights of Children have expressed grievances on ever increasing incidents of violations of children rights including sexual abus


PML-N oppose any move of Governor Rule and Karachi Separation from Sindh

HYDERABAD: September 23, 2019. (By Abbas Kassar) Pakistan Muslim League-N would vehemently oppose any move from federal government to separate Karachi from Sindh or invoke section 149 on Sindh under any pretext or impose governor rule in the province. This was stated by Shah Muhammad Shah provinc


HRFP dealing with challenges of Nautan Lal, Nimrita Chandani, Samra Bibi and Sania Lateef cases

Karachi: September 22, 2019. (PCP) Human Rights Focus Pakistan (HRFP) is anxious about the intensifying number of religious minorities’ incidents like Nautan Lal, a Hindu teacher from Ghotki , Sindh who falsely charged for blasphemy but actually due to personal grudge by FIR applicant&lsquo


Pastor was Jailed, Tortured, Forced to Do Hard Labor in Eritrea

Washington DC: September 19, 2019. (By Amanda Casanova for ChristianHeadlines) A pastor who ministered in Eritrea said in an interview that he was tortured, starved and forced to do hard labor while he was imprisoned in the country.

The pastor, who is called “Gabriel,” told


UK police denies to prosecute Muslim extremist who shared vile-hate video targeting Christian converts

London: September 18, 2019. (PCP) BACA though disappointed with the result commend Lancashire Police for their due diligence in an investigation of the hate-filled rant by Zaheer Hussain. After initially being advised that there was no chance for a prosecution under existing hate crime legislatio


NCJP marks “Pray for Kashmir” as solidarity with suffering people of Kashmir

Hyderabad: September 11, 2019. (By Rubina David) On 23rd  August, 2019 National Commission for Justice and Peace, Hyderabad office under the leadership of Fr. Shahrukh Nathaniel OFM (Director NCJP Hyderabad) hold a Symbolic Protest ‘’Pray for Kashmir’’ in solidarity w


Pakistani Christian accused of petty crime beaten to death whilst in police custody

Lahore: September 11, 2019. PCP) A Christian family from Lahore demanded that authorities initiate an investigation into the death of a young Christian man named Amir Masih, who was killed whilst in police custody on September 3rd 2019.

A First Information Report (FIR) has been lodged b


Wife Converts to Christianity: Family Face Death Threats & Deportation

London: September 11, 2019. (PCP) Safiya Ahmed Abdul Razzaq Waheed (41 yrs) first became interested in Christianity whilst training as a beautician, from her colleagues 21 years ago in Ajman, UAE.

She was still secretly reading the bible when she married her family friend, and car acces


Hungary Hosts Jewish Festival Amid Attacks

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY: September 10, 2019. (By Stefan J Bos for BosNewsLife)– Hungary has hosted its annual Jewish Cultural Festival despite concerns about the way it remembers the Holocaust. Before the festival, suspected far-right extremists caused extensive damage to a memorial to victims of


Cuba Harassing Evangelical Leader Amid Broader Concerns

HAVANA, CUBA: August 28, 2019. (Stefan J Bos for BosNewsLife) A prominent evangelical official in Cuba says security forces harass him as part of a government crackdown on public dissent on the Communist island.

Apostle Alain Toledano Valiente, a leader in the Apostolic Movement in Cuba


AMP marks 17th Anniversary of the Martyr Sulman Patras

Okara Pakistan: August 26, 2019. (PCP) Anjuman -e- Muzareen Punjab Pakistan (AMP) organized a public gathering in Chak No.10/4-L Distt. Okara, the Punjab. Its purpose was to celebrate the tenant Suleman Patras’s 17th death anniversary on August 24, 2019. It is commemorated every year. Sulma


Christian community rally for solidarity ad freedom of Kashmiris

HYDERABAD: August 23, 2019. (By Abbas Kassar) Christian community of Sindh took out a big rally on Friday to express solidarity with and freedom of Kashmiri brothers, sisters and children under oppression and repression of Indian occupied forces since last 70 years.

 Rally was led


Religious Leaders of different Churches observe “Black Day” as a “Day of Prayer” for Kashmiri Brethren

Lahore: August 16, 2019. (PCP) August 15th, the whole Pakistani nation is observing this day as “Black Day”. Religious Leaders from different recognized Churches in Pakistan came together under the umbrella of Ecumenical Solidarity Committee Lahore to organize a day of Prayer for Musl


China ‘Abusing’ Family of Christian Activist Amid Crackdown

BEIJING: August 15, 2019. (By Stefan J Bos for BosNewsLife)– A Christian woman and pro-democracy activist in southern China says her family has suffered abuse by local authorities at a time of mounting government pressure on Christian groups and other non-governmental organizations in the C


11th August speech should be a part of constitution; the resolution passed at Minority Day Conference: HRFP

Faisalabad: August 11, 2019. (PCP) The minorities demand for equal status as Muhammad Ali Jinnah addressed at 1st constituent Assembly on 11th August 1947 and declared that in newly formed Pakistan the religion should be a personal matter of every citizen, the state will have no concern with any


Conference on National Minority Day titled Celebrate the Diversities to Promote Social Harmony

Faisalabad: August 11, 2019. (By Naseem Anthony) Law enforces and policy makers must ensure the implementation of Article 25 of the Constitution of Pakistan 1973 in letter and spirit for ensuring equality of citizenship and opportunities for all irrespective of sex, gender and religion. An autono


Indian Pastor accused of blasphemy on his continuous efforts to build community hall

Kaithal, Haryana: August 11, 2019. (PCP) An Indian Pastor who converted from Hinduism 5 years ago, seeking to build a community hall in Kaithal District, Haryana that would also serve to provide Sunday Church services, has received serious threats and blasphemy allegations from the local Hindu Co


RT urges International Community to note human right violation in J&K

Lahore: August 10, 2019. (PCP) Rwadari Tehreek Pakistan and Implementation Minority Rights Forum along with other civil society organizations held a solidarity camp on August 8, 2019 in front of Punjab Assembly to express solidarity with the people of Jammu and Kashmir and to condemn the human ri


Catholic Church organize Youth Conference for peace to mark Independence Day of Pakistan

Lahore: August 10, 2019. (PCP) In connection with celebrations of Pakistan Independence Day, National Commission for Interreligious Dialogue & Ecumenism organized a seminar for youth with the Title “We all are One” the central theme of the Conference was to pay a tribute to the no


Minority Day observed: Speakers demand equal rights in Pakistan

HYDERABAD: August 10, 2019. (By Abbas Kassar) Human Friends Organization and National Minority Rights Network organized a program at press club here on Saturday to observe minority day, Independence celebrations and solidarity day with Kashmiris of Indian Occupied Kashmir. Program was largely att


Protest against operation to demolish 150 Homes of Christians

HYDERABAD: August 4, 2019. (By Abbas Kassar) Christian community of GOR colony near railway line Hyderabad held protest demonstration in front of press club here on Saturday against threatened demolition of their 150 homes.

The protest was led by Sooba Bhatti advocate and joined by fami


A Christian minor worker, faced severe violence after sexual harassment

Lahore: July 22, 2019. (PCP) A Christian Domestic Worker in Lahore, sexually harassed, abused and tortured by Muslim men after an alleged allegation of robbing 14 teeth of gold. 

Suneha daughter of Sajid Masih aged 14 belongs to a poor family in Lahore Punjab. She helped her mother


10-year-old Badil brutally beaten till death for demanding full salary

Faisalabad: July 20, 2019. (PCP) A ten-year-old Christian child who chose to work in a dangerous scrap factory so he could support his mother who had to fend for a family of two boys and a drug-addict husband, was raped and tortured before being killed by his Muslim employers.



Blasphemy case against Christian boy on showing sketches and picture received on cell phone

Lahore: July 18, 2019. (Aneeqa Maria Advocate) A Blasphemy case was registered against Nouman Masih s/o Asghar Masih in Police Station Baghdad-al-jadid Bahawalpur. According to First Information Report (FIR) the Police got an information from their informer that a person named Nouman is holding b


Police file abduction charges on marrying Muslim girl to Christian boy

Faisalabad: July 13, 2019. (PCP) Vikram Chand Masih 21-year-old resident of Burewala District Sahiwal approached CTS along with his Mother Rozi Agnes aged 40 and his younger sister Maryam aged 15 for legal assistance and shelter after a false abduction case FIR has been filed under section 365/B


More arrests of Pakistani Christian Asylum seekers in Bangkok

London: July 13, 2019. (PCP) a raid on asylum seekers the extent of which we have not seen since 2015 48 Pakistani Christians were arrested. Proud of their achievement Thai Police described the positive clean-up operation to a local media group, saying 'Children are among 48 Pakistani nationa


Sunny Waqas was second Christian arrested under blasphemy in June 2019 in Pakistan

Lahore: July 9, 2019. (PCP) Sunny Waqas is a 19 years old student of High School doing Intermediate in Health sciences. Sunny was held accused of Blasphemy 295 C, and the sentence/punishment of which is Death, after having a slight dispute with his fellow Muslim neighbors on Cricket match. The al


ICV concerned on Forty-Three Pakistani Christian Asylum Seekers arrested in Thailand

Toronto, Canada: July 9, 2019. (PCP) International Christian Voice has learnt through contacts in Thailand that over 40 Pakistani Christians including women and children have been arrested today by Thai Police. Some of these may already be in the process for immigration to Canada under the privat


BPCA seeks practices of direct intervention of the 1990 in support of Global Christian Persecution Review

London: July 9, 2019. (PCP) British Asian Christian Association welcome the release today and findings of the final report of the Independent Review - established by the Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP, HM Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and chaired by the Bishop of Truro, Rt. Rev.


Blasphemy case registered to grab land of Saleem Masih in Pakistan

Lahore: July 7, 2019. (PCP) One Christian Saleem Masih resident of Shanti Nagar was implicated in a false blasphemy accusation on June 14, 2019, and was arrested by the Police on June 15, 2019. The accusation against Saleem Masih was that he entered his brother’s house (Muhammad Bilal) on 1


Acquittal of Nazar Maish a Blasphmey Victim after legal campaign of The Voice Society

Lahore: July 7, 2019. (PCP) On August 23, 2014, a blasphemy case against Nazar Masih alias baba Naja masih under section 295A of Pakistan Penal code got registered upon the allegation of humiliating and insulting of the Muslim’s holy prophet lut. Nazar Maish lives about 450 kms away from La


NCIDE Delegation expresses solidarity and demands justice for the minor victim of gang rape

Lahore: July 4, 2019. (PCP) A delegation of Christian and Muslim leaders of National Commission for Interreligious Dialogue and Ecumenism (NCIDE, Catholic Bishops’ conference Pakistan) visited the house of Maria, an 11 years old Christian girl who was forcibly abducted and gang raped for th


US and Baloch Have Common Enemy: BLA

Quetta, Pakistan: July 3, 2019. while responding to Manish Rai, Editor, Viewsaround question regarding US state department declaration of BLA as terrorist organisation. Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) spokesperson Jiyand Baloch said that Baloch and US have a common enemy, the religious extremists th


Pakistani Pastor’s appeal in blasphemy case postponed for seventh time

Rawalpindi: July 1, 2019. (PCP) A Pakistani pastor has been incarcerated in Rawalpindi’s Adiala Central Jail since July 2012, when police charged him with the offence of sending blasphemous text messages. On 3 May 2017, Pastor Zafar Bhatti (56 years) was sentenced to life imprisonment for b


Pakistani Pastor’s appeal in blasphemy case postponed for seventh time

Rawalpindi: July 1, 2019. (PCP) A Pakistani pastor has been incarcerated in Rawalpindi’s Adiala Central Jail since July 2012, when police charged him with the offence of sending blasphemous text messages. On 3 May 2017, Pastor Zafar Bhatti (56 years) was sentenced to life imprisonment for b


A new case of rape and torture against a Christian minor girl

Faisalabad: July 1, 2019. (Mushtaq Gill) Underage Christian, domestic worker, was raped twice and third time escaped of the attempt of rape by a Muslim Politician Mian Tahir Jamil; and his two sons also often sexual abused her and she was tortured by his wife. The victim girl was threatened to be


US Warns: ‘Christians Most Persecuted Group’

WASHINGTON, USA: July 1, 2019. (Stefan J Bos for BosNewsLife)– Leading U.S. lawmakers and government investigators suggest that Christians are now the world’s most persecuted religious group amid reports of mass killings and other attacks in China, Nigeria, Iran, and other nations.


Pope Hopeful About Trump-Kim Meeting Despite Rights Abuses

VATICAN CITY/PYONGYANG/SEOUL: July 1, 2019. (Stefan J Bos for BosNewsLife) Pope Francis has expressed hope that a historic meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea’s ruler Kim Jong-un will lead to peace, on the Korean Peninsula and elsewhere in the world. But it was uncle


Eritrea Detains Evangelical Christians Including Children

ASMARA, ERITREA: June 28, 2019. (Stefan J Bos for BosNewsLife)– Eritrean security officers have detained several evangelical Christians, including pregnant women, mothers, children, and at least one entire family during a raid on a church in Eritrea’s second largest city, activists sa


New book release by Desmond Fernandes and the BPCA detailing the plight of Pakistani Christians

London: June 28, 2019. (PCP) The British Pakistani Christian Association has published a 490-page book authored by Desmond Fernandes - Call it by its name: 'Persecution!' -that comprehensively analyses and documents the manner in which Christians have been – and continue to be - per


Bishop Kaleem John for saving Youth from menace of Narcotics

HYDERABAD: June 27, 2019. (By Abbas Kassar) Christian leader Bishop Kaleem John Diocese of Hyderabad Church of Pakistan has said that in present days it was responsibility of all of us to enhance love and affection and try to eradicate evils from society.

He was addressing youth group a


Minority Group for implementation of Apex Court’s decision on Minority Rights

HYDERABAD: June 27, 2019. (By Abbas Kassar) National Lobbing Delegation fo Minority rights has demanded implementation of decision of supreme court given on 19 June 2014 by then chief justice Tasadaq Hussain Jeelani (5 years back).

Addressing news conference a press club here Monday gro


President Arif Alvi urged to end religion base discrimination in recruitment in Pakistan

 Faisalabad: June 26, 2019. (PCP) Chairman of Pakistan Minorities Teachers Association Professor Anjum James Paul in a letter to President of Pakistan Mr. Arif Alvi have urged to end Faith based discrimination of Christians in recruitment.

Professor Paul have said “PMTA would


Militants Free Kidnapped Priest in Nigeria

ABUJA, NIGERIA: June 24, 2019. (Stefan J Bos for BosNewsLife)– Police forces have liberated a priest in southern Nigeria who was abducted by suspected Fulani herders after Mass.

Last week’s liberation of Isaac Agubi was an extraordinary success for security forces who have b


Pakistani Christian Mother of Four Escapes Enforced Prostitution and Kidnap by Chinese traffickers

Lahore: June 24, 2019. (PCP) Usually the only help for an uneducated poor Christian woman in Pakistan is to marry herself out of poverty. The arranged marriage process has its faults but for many Christian families it has allowed social progress through beneficial loving Christian relationships.


Pakistani Teenage Christian survivor of brutal gang-rape finds strength through God to enter into marriage

London: June 24, 2019. (PCP) A Survivor of a Muslim gang-rape has chosen marriage over victimhood after receiving biblically based trauma counselling.

Farzana who had survived one of the most brutal gang-rape incidents that British Asian Christian Association has ever responded to, has


No to Rape, Child Sexual Abuse and Forced Conversions

Lahore: June 22, 2019. (PCP) Rwadari Tehreek held a Protest Camp in front of Punjab Assembly on 22nd June, 2019 Rwadari Tehreek to protest against the incidents and trends of Rape, Child Sexual Abuse and Forced Conversions to draw the attention of the federal & provincial governments, concern


PMTA Chairman Professor Anjum Paul writes CJ of SCP to implement judgement of June 2014

Faisalabad: June 20, 2019. (PCP) Professor Anjum James Paul Chairman Pakistan Minorities Teachers Association PMTA have written an Open letter to Chief Justice of Supreme Court of Pakistan Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa to take Suo-Motto Action against Federal and Provincial governments of Pakista


Wife China Pastor Released From Jail

BEIJING, CHINA (By Stefan J Bos for BosNewsLife)– The wife of a prominent Chinese pastor has been freed from prison, a half year after being detained with her husband and some 100 other church members in southwestern China.

Jiang Rong, 46, the wife of Wang Yi, the pastor of the Ea


Islamists Kill Cameroon Christian Woman and Teenager

YAOUNDE, CAMEROON: June 19, 2019. (Stefan J Bos for BosNewsLife)– Islamic militants have killed a woman and a 16-year-old boy in a mainly Christian village in northern Cameroon, Christian rights investigators confirmed Tuesday, June 19.

Fighters of terror group Boko Haram reported


Group Seeks Massacre Niger Christians

NIAMEY, NIGER: June 19, 2019. (Stefan J Bos for BosNewsLife) The Islamist group Boko Haram has threatened to kill all Christians in south-eastern Niger unless they leave the area within days, Christian aid workers told BosNewsLife.

Several rural Christian families have already fled to t


Iran Ethnic Group Facing Church Closures

TEHRAN, IRAN: June 17, 2019. (By Stefan J Bos for BosNewsLife)– Christian minorities in Iran have appealed for prayers amid ongoing attacks by the Islamic authorities against devoted Christians and their churches, activists told BosNewsLife.

In one of the latest incidents, Iranian


Rwadari Tehreek demands Zero Tolerance for Rapists

Lahore: June 16, 2019. (PCP) Rwadari Tehreek has initiated an Anti- Rape and Child Sexual Abuse Campaign to draw the attention of the federal & provincial governments, concerned departments and institutions towards the growing incidents and trends of child sexual abuse including rape, sodomy


Eid Milan Party Organized by National Commission for Interreligious Dialogue

Lahore: June 16, 2019. (PCP) National Commission for Inter-faith Dialogue and Ecumenism (Pakistan Catholic Bishops’ Conference) organized an Eid Milan Party on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr for Muslim community on the behalf of the Pakistan Christian community. His Grace Archbishop Sebastian


Pakistani Hindu “Sindh Koli Ittehad” Long March to Hyderabad for Rights

HYDERABAD: June 16, 2019: (By Abbas Kassar) Sindh Kolhi Ittehad (alliance of minority Hindu Kolhi community) took out a long march from Mithi(Thar) to Hyderabad with their remands of restoration of the rights to aborigines.

Long march rally which taken our from Mithi on 8 June 2019 marc


Christians going an extra mile by organizing Iftar Dinners for Muslim Brethren during Ramadan this year

Lahore: June 12, 2019. (Sunil John) The Holy month of Ramadan is a blessing as it gives a lesson of sacrifice. This year an exceeding sense of fraternity and brotherhood was witnessed, as different Christian organizations went an extra mile to offer Iftar Dinners to Muslim leaders at different mo


Archbishop of Catholic Church visits Mosque to extend Eid Greetings

Lahore: June 10, 2019. (Sunil John) His Grace Archbishop Sebastian Francis Shaw OFM (Chairman, National Commission for Interreligious Dialogue & Ecumenism) visited Jamiah Masjid Ahsan-al-Raheem, Lahore to extend Eid Greetings on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. Fr. Francis Nadeem OFM Cap (executi


Distribution of Message on month of Ramadan and Eid by Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue Vatican

Lahore: June 10, 2019. (PCP) His Grace Archbishop Sebastian Francis Shaw OFM Chairman, National Commission for Interreligious Dialogue & Ecumenism distributed the “Message for the month of Ramadan and ‘ID Al-Fitr” issued by His Excellency Bishop Miguel Angel Ayuso Guixot, M.


Christian graveyard vandalized in Okara District

Okara: June 9, 2019. (PCP) Its reported by AMP that in Pakistan's Famous Christian village Chak No.10/4L, Antoniabad District Okara, St. Anthony Catholic Church & cemetery over 110 years old. Saturday 11-05-2019 night cemetery headstone Holy crosses being broken. Mostly graves of my Paren


Hem Raj Jain writes An Complaint / Petition to 'National Commission for Minorities'


National Commission for Minorities (NCM)

3rd Floor, Block-3, CGO Complex,

New Delhi 110 003

Subject: - Complaint about destruction of rule-of-law adversely and dangerously affecting minority (specially Muslims) hence also petition for intervening in SCI


HRFP provides Legal Aid to minority abducted girls!

Lahore: June 4, 2019. (PCP) Pakistan: Human Rights Focus Pakistan (HRFP) is providing Legal Aid, Moral Support and other possible assistance in defending victims for justice and their settlements. The alarming number of religiously persecuted particularly the recent minority girls cases assisting


Pakistan: Christian Girl Facing Harassment and life threats after rape by Muslim

Farooq Abad, Punjab: May 31, 2019. (PCP) Christians' True Spirit- CTS has taken up the case of Sara Aslam to provide Free Legal Assistance and protection to the victim and her family. Sara Aslam aged 17, was kidnapped on gun point and raped on May 15, 2019. When the family pursues, the very n


Christian youth facing Sexual Harassment in Punjab province of Pakistan

Sheikhupura: May 31, 2019. (PCP) Komal is a young Christian girl resident of a small town Ajniyawala district Sheikhupura about 15 kilomeeters from City Hafizabad. She belongs to a poor family. A Muslim man Attique Shah aged 32 forcefully entered in to her house and attempted to rape in the absen


PHC reacts angrily on reports of demolished Guru Nanik Palace in Narowal

ISLAMABAD/KARACHI: May 28, 2019. (PCP) Pakistan Hindu Council, in order to ensure protection of Hindu holy places of worship places and redress the vulnerable Non-Muslim minority communities, has once again demanded to appoint well-reputed and educated Hindu citizen as Chairman of Evacuee Trust P


Eritrea Detains Christians, Attacks London Protest

ASMARA/LONDON: May 26, 2019. (BosNewsLife) Investigators say dozens of devoted Christians have been detained near Eritrea’s capital Asmara as part of an official crackdown on Christian believers while in London Eritrean government supporters interrupted a vigil of rights activists and attac


Christian Boy falls prey to Police Torture

Hyderabad: May 26, 2019: (PCP) A Christian boy Kashif Munir Masih, an employee of civil hospital Hyderabad was tortured mercilessly by Pinyari police of Hyderabad city.  According to details, on 21st May 2019, Kashif Munir Masih and his three friends playing cards at Christian colony Issa Na


HRFP support the Child Marriage Restraint Bill

Faisalabad: May 26, 2019. (PCP) Human Rights Focus Pakistan (HRFP) is highly concerned with growing numbers of abductions, forced conversions and forced marriages of minority girls while the recent Child marriage prohibition bill for the law seeking to set minimum age for marriage at 18 named &ls


Police tortured a Christian Boy at Panyari Police Station City Hyderabad

Hyderabad: May 25, 2019. (PCP) On 21st May 2019, Kashif Munir Masih and his three friends playing cards at Christian colony Issa Nagri Bhatti Goth city Hyderabad , suddenly Police came and arrested Kashif Munir and his three friends and shifted at PS Panyari , after half hour the policemen left t


Malaika Sabir aged 13, a Christian minor seeking for Justice

Lahore: May 24, 2019. (PCP) The protection of the freedom of religious belief and practice of all communities was indeed the predominant right asserted in several propositions and resolutions passed by the All India Muslim League. One of the famous 14 Points enumerated by Mohammad Ali Jinnah on p


Rwadari Tehreek interfaith Iftar gathering pledges unity for peaceful Pakistan

Lahore: May 24, 2019. (PCP) Rwadari Tehreek as per its tradition held the Annual Interfaith Get-together and breaking of the fast (Iftar) with reference to Holy month of Ramadan on 21st May 2019 at Lahore, which was participated by prominent religious, political and social leadership including Ch


NCJP organizes program to mark International Labor Day

Hyderabad: May 24, 2019. (Rubina David) On 17th May 2019, a program on International Labor Day was organized by National Commission for Justice and Peace at Karo Khoo Village Kotri-Jamshoro. A total number of 51 participants including NCJP activists and some members of religious community partici


Canadian Christian bodies to hold Ecumenical service for Sri Lanka massacre

Toronto: May 21, 2019. (PCP) The Goan Overseas Association, The Canadian Goan Christian Group and The Sri Lankan Catholic Association are organizing an Ecumenical service on Tuesday May 21,2019 from 6:30pm to 8:30 pm at the Canadian Coptic Centre, 1245 Eglinton Avenue West, Mississauga.


Capuchins Pray for the victims of Sri Lanka Bomb Blasts

Lahore: May 20, 2019. (PCP) Capuchin Brothers of Post Novitiate of St. Francis Friary Kot Lakphat organized a prayer service to express their solidarity and condolence with victims of bomb attacks in Sri Lanka. Rev Fr. Adri Geerts OFM Cap the Minister Provincial of Mother Province Belgium and Br.


Iran Jails Evangelicals; Christians Ask Prayers

TEHRAN, IRAN: May 20, 2019. (Stefan J Bos for BosNewsLife)– Christians in Iran have urged prayers for fellow believers Saheb Fadaei and Fatemeh Bakhteri after an appeal court upheld their prison terms of 18 and 12 months respectively on charges of “spreading propaganda against the reg


Gang Kills Catholic Priest In El Salvador

SAN SALVADOR/VATICAN CITY: May 20, 2019. (Stefan J Bos for BosNewsLife) The Catholic Church in El Salvador says a notorious criminal gang has killed priest Cecilio Perez Cruz because he refused to pay ‘protection fees.’ In response, the government was quick to announce new measures to


West African Church Tackles Terror After Attacks Kill Many

OUAGADOUGOU, BURKINA FASO: May 20, 2019. (BosNewsLife) West African church leaders have pledged to combat terrorism after at least ten people, including a priest, were killed by suspected Islamic militants. The Regional Episcopal Conference of West Africa announced the measures amid wider concern


China Launches Campaign to ‘Dismantle’ and Eliminate House Churches

Washington DC: May 19, 2019.  (ChristianHeadlines) China’s government launched a new campaign in April to eradicate underground house churches so that only state-sanctioned and heavily restricted Three-Self churches remain.

The new campaign, according to International Christi


Underage daughter of Christian couple working in the brick factory kidnapped

Lahore: May 16, 2019. (PCP) It is sad to discuss that children are being kidnapped with increasing that whenever a child or girl is kidnapped with increasing frequency sent a chill down us spine. We can realize that whenever a child or girl is kidnapped anywhere sky falls on parents.



Prayer Service for the Martyrs and Wounded of Data Darbar Suicide Attack

Lahore: May 16, 2019. (PCP) National Commission for Interreligious Dialogue and Ecumenism (Pakistan Catholic Bishop’s Conference) organized a prayer service for the Martyrs and wounded of Suicide Data Darbar, Lahore where Christian and Muslim religious leaders came together. They offered th


Professor Anjum Paul stresses for Equality Based and inclusive education in Pakistan

Faisalabad: May 13, 2019. (PCP) Professor Anjum James Paul the Chairman of Pakistan Minorities Teachers’ Association has mailed a letter to Mr. Shafqat Mehmood, Federal Minister for Education, Government of Pakistan on “Need for equality based and inclusive education in Pakistan&rdquo


Pakistan's other woman blasphemy victim and her disabled husband awaits an appeal against conviction

London: May 13, 2019. (PCP) Following the joyous news of Christian Asia Bibi's release from jail in the early hours of Wednesday 8th May, we highlight the plight of a Christian Pakistani couple who have also been facing execution in a Pakistan prison for five years.

Shagufta Kousar


India Hindu Extremists Cut Of Christians From Water, Land

NEW DELHI, INDIA: May 11, 2019. (BosNewsLife) Several Christian families in eastern India faced uncertainty Saturday, May 11, after local authorities threatened to cut them off from water and other basic amenities and confiscate their land if they do not convert to Hinduism, activists said.


NCJP holds Candle Light vigil for Sri Lanka victims of Easter bombing

HYDERABAD: May 10, 2019. (Rubina David) On 28th April, 2019 National Commission for Justice and Peace, Hyderabad office under the leadership of Rev.Fr. Shahrukh Nathaniel OFM (Director NCJP Hyderabad) holds a Symbolic Protest Candle-lighting in solidarity with Sri Lanka (Martyrs) the victim of br


Pakistan Christian Asia Bibi Arrives in Canada After Death row Case

ISLAMABAD/OTTAWA: May 8, 2019. (By BosNewsLife,s Stefan J Bos) Pakistani Christian Asia Bibi fled her country and arrived in Canada on Wednesday, May 8, in hope to start a new life after spending eight years on death row for blasphemy against Islam. Her blasphemy conviction was overturned by the


80 Percent of World’s Persecuted are Christians, New Report Says

Washington DC: May 7, 2019. (Michael Foust for ChristianHeadlines) An estimated 80 percent of all persecuted religious believers around the world are Christians, according to new British report that also says the level of persecution in some areas “is arguably coming close to meeting the in


Newly-appointed Chairman ETPB Not Accepted to Pakistan Hindu Council

KARACHI / ISLAMABAD: May 7, 2019. (PCP) Pakistan Hindu Council has shown dissatisfaction over the decision by Prime Minister Imran Khan to appoint Dr. Aamer Ahmed as Chairman Evacuee Trust Property Board. In a joint statement issued, President Gopal Khamuani and Secretary General  Parshotam


6th Peace Caravan of RT receives historic reception for its Anti-extremism & Anti-terrorism drive

Lahore: May 1, 2019. (PCP) Peace Caravan of Rwadari Tehreek- Pakistan which began on 24th April with an Opening Ceremony at Karachi, the biggest city of Pakistan and passed through 25 different cities and ended at Lahore, the 2nd biggest city with a “Humanity March” held on 27th and a


Christian Prisoners and Pastors are facing Persecution in Prisons

Lahore: May 1, 2019. (PCP) Rev. Maurice Shahbaz, Director of Prisons Mission Society in a press release have that Christian prisoners have lost their religious freedom and facing persecution inside Prisons Punjab, Pakistan. The jail authorities have banned their religious education and religious


Algeria Closing Churches Over “Unauthorized Worship”

ALGIERS, ALGERIA: May 1, 2019. (Stefan J Bos for BosNewsLife)– Christians in Algeria have appealed for prayers after authorities closed churches and ordered several individuals to appear in court because of their involvement in “unauthorized worship,” activists told BosNewsLife.


Pakistani senate passes bill setting minimum marriage age as 18

London: May 1, 2019. (PCP) The Pakistani Senate has passed a bill to amend the Child Marriage Restraint Bill, 1929, and set the minimum marriage age at 18 years.

 The bill aims to “curb the menace of child marriage prevalent in the country and save women from exploitation&rdq


Police Joins Kidnappers: Receives Bhatta yet fails to release kidnapped girl

 HYDERABAD: April 30, 2019. (PCP) A 11 years old girl Nida was kidnapped from Junejo colony Site area on 30 March 2019 by one Nazim who took girl for getting her biscuits. After few hours’ kidnapper telephoned mother of girl demanding ransom of Rs.20,000 to bring at Bhit Shah and get h


A Young Christian boy released from blasphemy in Gujranwala

Gujranwala: April 29, 2019. (PCP) Farhan Aziz s/o Aziz Masih victim of blasphemy has been released on April 30, 2019; Police has declared him innocent; an alleged charge of 295 C has been removed after fair investigation by SP city Gujranwala. 

Farhan is 23 - 25 years old young Chr


Lawyer of Pakistani Christian Asia Bibi Nominated For Rights Award

BRUSSELS/ISLAMABAD: April 29, 2019. (By Stefan J Bos for BosNewsLife) Lawyer Saif-ul-Malook, who prevented the execution of a Pakistani Christian woman, has been nominated by several European Parliamentarians for a top rights award. Legislators say the lawyer should receive the Roosevelt Four Fre


Sri Lanka Pastor Forgives Bombers

COLOMBO, SRI LANKA: April 28, 2019.  (By Stefan J Bos for BosNewsLife)– The senior pastor of a Sri Lankan evangelical congregation says he has forgiven the suspected Islamic militants who bombed his church on Easter Sunday, killing dozens of people. Pastor Roshan Mahesan of the Zion Ch


Persecution of Christians in Nepal is increasing, several rights activists say

KATHMANDU, NEPAL: April 26, 2019.  (By Stefan J Bos of BosNewsLife)– Four Christians are behind bars in Nepal for allegedly converting people to Christianity as part of an apparent government-led crackdown on evangelism in the landlocked Himalayan nation, activists say.



Rwadari Caravan 2019 Takes off in Karachi and Pledges to weed out Religious Extremism and Terrorism

Karachi: April 24, 2019. (PCP) 6th Rwadari Peace Caravan of Rwadari Tehreek takes off in Karachi in an inauguration ceremony held at National Museum Auditorium on April 24, 2019 with a pledge to continue struggle against prevailing religious extremism, intolerance and terrorism for a peaceful Pak


Pakistani stand united with Sri Lankan brothers and sisters against Easter Day Terrorism

Lahore: April 23, 2019. (PCP) Scores of Pakistanis belonging to different faiths and religions gathered in front of Punjab Assembly in Lahore- Pakistan under the stewardship of Rwadari Tehreek Pakistan (Anti-extremism & Anti-terrorism social movement of citizens of Pakistan) to condemn Easter


Pakistani Minority leaders participate in candle Light Vigil for victims of Sri Lanka bomb blast

Hyderabad: April 23, 2019. (PCP) Today at Press Club Hyderabad, Human Friends Organization (HFO), National Minority Rights Network (NMRN in collaboration with Bheel Intellectual Forum-Pak (BIF), Columban JPIC, SHADE -Pak, SPO, PHRDO, ARZ-Foundation, Sindh Minority Voice (SMV) AKS-Foundation condu


Sri Lanka Islamists Kill Over 300 In Church And Hotel Attacks, Government Says

COLOMBO, SRI LANKA: April 23, 2019. (BosNewsLife) Sri Lanka's government has blamed a radical Islamist group for coordinated bombings at churches and hotels on Easter Sunday that left hundreds of people dead and injured. As the first mass funerals began, the death toll of South Asia's wor


Christian leaders ask UNO, HR Bodies and World leaders to end Religious extremism

HYDERABAD: April 23, 2019. (Abbas Kassar) Pakistani Christian leaders have condemned terror attack on Churches in Sri Lanka on eve of Easter and have made appeal to UNO, Security Council, super powers world leaders and human rights bodies to take measures to eliminate religious hate, terrorism, e


Death toll rises in Sri Lanka after 10 bombs detonate in churches and hotels

London: April 22, 2019. (PCP) As Easter celebrations were taking place across Sri Lanka in particular within the cities of Colombo and Negombo - where the largest Christian communities exist - a depraved series of bomb attacks on churches and exclusive hotels brought terror to revellers and touri


World Peace Council-India condemns Sri Lankan mass murder calls NAM to condemn it

New Delhi: April 22, 2019. (PCP) World Peace Council-India held an emergency meeting in New Delhi condemning Easter Mass Murder in Sri Lanka where several hundred persons including Indians were killed in serial bomb blasts and several hundred injured yesterday. The Non-Aligned Movement-India made


Easter Celebrated in Hyderabad by Christian Community

HYDERABAD: April 21, 2019. Like other parts of the globe, Christians celebrated Easter with religious fervour and zeal here on Sunday.

The day was observed with solemnity and prayers with special sermons on salvation. Various churches organised special programmes like sunrise service, E


Christian celebrate Good Friday

HYDERABAD: April 21, 2019. (Abbas Kassar) Christians of Pakistan celebrated “Good Friday” along with rest of the world, while “Easter” will be celebrated on the coming Sunday (today). Police had provided fool proof security to all the churches on the occasion to avoid any


12-year-old Christian girl abducted by Muslim men for forced conversion

Lahore: April 16, 2019. (Khalid Shahzad) The 12-year-old Christian girl, Sadaf Emmanuel, was abducted from the forefront of the market at 9; 00 am on April 10, 2019, when she went out to buy milk for her grandmother tea in vicinity of Warburton.

The seven Muslim men who were in minivan


NCID Demand Release of the Innocent Victims of Youhanabad

Lahore: April 14, 2019. (PCP) National Council for Interfaith Dialogue Pakistan and Kul-Maslik-Ullema Board held joint a press conference to condemn the imprisonment of the innocent Christians of Youhanabad. These Christians have been in prison after the attacks on two churches in Youhanabad on M


Government asked to announce Holiday on Good Friday and Easter

HYDERABAD: April 12, 2019. (By Abbas Kassar) Romas Bhatti, minority councilor Hyderabad Municipal Corporation has demanded advance payment of salaries and also pensions to Christian employees of all government departments before Good Friday on 19 April 2019 and Easter on 22 April.

He al


Islamabad High Court allows Hindu Sisters to go with Muslim husbands

Islamabad: April 12, 2019. (PCP) IHC Division Bench ordered Two Hindu Sisters to go with their Muslim husbands here today after age certificates issued by Surgeon and testimony of commission that girls accepted Islam with free will but not forced to convert here today.

Both sisters were


Pakistani court orders teenage Christian girl back in parents' custody

London: April 11, 2019. (PCP) A Pakistani court has ordered that a Christian teenage girl, who was abducted and forcibly converted to Islam after being made to marry a Muslim man in February, be handed over to her parents.

 Shalat Masih, 14, was produced by police at Lahore High Co


Condemning the Brutal Killing of Christians in Nigeria

Lahore: April 11, 2019. (PCP) National Commission for Interreligious Dialogue and Ecumenism (Pakistan Catholic Bishops’ Conference) organized a meeting to condemn the brutal killing of Christians in Nigeria. The executive secretary of NCIDE chaired the meeting. Maulana Muhammad Asim Makhdoo


IDC Calls on President Sisi to Improve Treatment of Coptic Christians in Minya Province

WASHINGTON, DC: April 9, 2019. (PCP) In Defense of Christians (IDC), the nation’s leading advocacy organization for Christians and religious minorities in the Middle East, calls on President Sisi to improve the treatment of Coptic Christians in Minya Province. 

Minya, in uppe


Diocese of Hyderabad Church of Pakistan annual meeting prays for security of Pakistan

 HYDERABAD: April 9, 2019. (Abbas Kassar) Annual meeting 2019 of Diocese of Hyderabad Church of Pakistan was hel at St. Thomas Cathedral (Church) Hyderabad which was chaired by Christian leader Bishop Kaleem John. Delegates of all institutes including priests, and heads of health and educati


RT calls to evolve proper and transparent mechanism for religious conversions in Pakistan

Karachi: April 6, 2019. (PCP) Rwadari Tehreek RT held a Press Conference on April 6, 2019 at Press Club Karachi to condemn the frequent incidents of kidnapping, forced conversions and forced marriages of women and girls belonging to Hindu, Christian and other minority communities and demanded to


RT demands Effective legislation to curb forced conversions and underage marriages

Lahore: March 30, 2019. (PCP) Rwadari Tehreek RT in collaboration with Human Rights Concern Network, Aurat Foundation, Institute for Peace and Secular Studies, Hindu Sudhar Sabha and several other civil society organizations held a Protest Camp on March 30, 2019 in front of Punjab Assembly to con


AMP hopeful on solution of Okara Military Farm tenant issue

 Okara, Pakistan: March 29, 2019. (PCP) Anjuman-e- Muzareen Punjab Secretary General David Rehmat appreciated the efforts of National Commission for Human Rights to solve the long-standing tenant issue at Okara Military Farms. Harassment, cases against tenants under Act of anti-terrorist by


Professor Anjum Paul writes letter to CJ of SCP for medical checkup of Sadaf Khan a Christian minor girl

Faisalabad: March 28, 2019. (PCP) Professor Anjum James Paul, Chairman Pakistan Minorities Teachers Association PMTA have mailed a letter to Chief Justice Supreme Court of Pakistan on March 27, 2019 on the subject “REQUEST FOR MEDICAL CHECK UP OF SADAF KHAN A CHRISTIAN MINOR GIRL AND TO AWA


Catholic Bible Commission-Hyderabad Bible Marathon

Hyderabad: March 23, 2019. (By Rubina David) On 2nd March, 2019 Kalam Dost Group St. Mary’s Convent Higher Secondary School organized a mini Bible Marathon ‘’The Gospel according to Mark’’ under leadership of Catholic Bible Commission, Hyderabad (CBCH) at Sr. Philome


Minor Christian girl kidnaped by Muslim man for forcibly marriage

Sahiwal: March 23, 2019. (PCP) Mr. Javed Sahotra Advocate who is pleading case of a teen age Christian girl in court of law reports that a Christian girl aged 12 years and 7 months had been kidnapped by Muslim man along with four others on 9 April 2018.

The girl had been converted in Is


Sindhi Sangat Sindh condemn forced conversion of Two Hindu girls

Hyderabad: March 23, 2019. (PCP) Sindhi Sangat Sindh strongly condemns forced conversions of Hindu and Christian girls in Pakistan, recently two minor Hindu girls Reena and Raveena were abducted and forced converted on the eve of Holi, while a 15 years old Christian minor girl from Faisalabad was


MAP held seminar on Christian Discipleship in Asia Today: Service to Life

Mirpurkhas, Sindh: March 21, 2019. (Kanwal Yunas) On Saturday 16th March, 2019 Maktaba Anaveem Pakistan (MAP)-Mirpurkhas group organized a seminar On “Christian Discipleship in Asia Today: Service to Life” at Joti Hall Mirpurkhas.

MAP Mirpurkhas team members received all inv


PCMR trains 24 lawyers and journalists for monitoring of minority rights violations

Lahore: March 21, 2019. (Asif Munawar) The Peoples Commission for Minorities' Rights (PCMR) in collaboration with the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) organised a 3-day training workshop on Human Rights Advocacy, Fact-finding and Reporting.

24 lawyers, journalists and independent rig


15-year-old Pakistani Christian girl forcibly converted to Islam

FAISALABAD, PAKISTAN: March 20, 2019. (PCP) A 15-year-old Pakistani Christian girl has recently been abducted and forcibly converted to Islam from a village in the Pakistani city of Faisalabad in the province Punjab of Pakistan.

International Minorities Concern, a UK based advocacy grou


Pakistani police charges mentally ill Christian with blasphemy

 London: March 18, 2019. (PCP) A mentally ill Pakistani Christian man has been charged with blasphemy. Stephen Masih was charged following a complaint from local cleric Hafiz Muhammad Mudassar.

 According to the FIR, two Muslims named Muhammad Rafique and Muhammad Imran, told


Christian-Muslim protest against police to not arrest rapist of Christian woman

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN: March 18, 2019. (PCP) Christians and Muslims held a protest demonstration on Sunday, the 17th of March, outside Islamabad press club to express their outrage over the failure of the Pakistani authorities to deliver justice to Pakistani rape victim, Saima Iqbal, who was abduct


Pakistani Christian woman abducted, forcibly converted to Islam

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN: March 13, 2019. (PCP) Saima Iqbal, a 35-year-old Pakistani Christian mother of three, was allegedly abducted by a Muslim man on the 25th of February, and was allegedly forced to convert to Islam.

Naveed Iqbal, the husband of Mrs Iqbal told International Minorities C


Essex Youth Councillor pleads with authorities to do more to eradicate teen knife crime

London: March 13, 2019. (PCP) In the wake of a further two teenagers killed on Friday and Saturday (click here), I am pleading to the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, and Essex Council Leader, David Finch, to take swift and bold action against knife crime.



Iran Launches New Crackdown On Devoted Christians; Several Detained

TEHRAN, IRAN: March 12, 2019. (BosNewsLife)-- Concerns are mounting over devoted Christians in Iran after three more believers were detained in the city of Rasht in Gilan province, as part of what activists view as an "ongoing official campaign of repression" against the country's C


HRFP-GHRD celebrated International Women’s Day 2019

Faisalabad: March 12, 2019. (PCP) Human Rights Focus Pakistan (HRFP) in collaboration with Global Human Rights Defense (GHRD) celebrated International Women’s Day 2019 with theme “Think Equal, Build Smart-Innovate for Change” in which minority female students with male students,


Christian Pastor arrested for sharing Gospel on London streets - due to offence to Muslims

London: March 9, 2019. (PCP) The Professional Standards Unit of the met police has initiated a review into the arrest and later de-arrest of Oluwole IIesanmi, a Nigerian street preacher. On Saturday 23 February in front of Southgate Tube station, North London the committed born-again preacher was


All Pakistan Interreligious Leaders Conference

Lahore: March 7, 2019. (Haroon Gill) All Pakistan Interreligious Leaders Conference took place at St. Mary’ Hall at Gulberg, Lahore under the topic of “Encounter of St. Francis and Sultan and Interreligious Dialogue Today” His Grace Archbishop Sebastian Francis Shaw, the Chairma


Franciscan Symposium on Encounter of St. Francis of Assisi and Sultan Al-Kamil

Lahore: March 6, 2019. (Haroon Gill) A Franciscan Symposium was held at St. Mary’s Gulberg, Lahore on Feb. 28, 2019 on the topic of “Encounter of St. Francis of Assisi and Sultan and Our Role Today”.  The main resource person was Fr. Benedict Ayodi OFM Cap, Secretary &ndash


A Capuchin Delegation Visited a Muslim Seminary Jammiah Bait-ul-Quran.

Lahore: March 6, 2019. (Haroon Gill) A Capuchin delegation led by Fr. Benedict Ayodi OFM Cap and Fr. Francis Nadeem OFM Cap visited a Muslim seminary Jammiah Bait-ul-Quran along with another Capuchin friars Fr. Shahzad Khokher OFM Cap and Fr. Lazar Aslam OMF Cap The director of the Muslim seminar


Seminar for Teachers held in Lahore

Lahore: March 6, 2019. (Haroon Gill) A seminar for teachers was organized in the St. Mary’s Hall Gulberg, Lahore where almost 200 teachers from different schools participated. Fr. Benedict Ayodi OFM Cap was the speaker of this seminar while Fr. Francis Nadeem OFM Cap the Custos of the Capuc


Muslims classmates viciously stab Christian boy in a murder attempt that left his kidney severed in two

Karachi: March 6, 2019. (PCP) Muslim students in Karachi Pakistan attempted to murder their Christian classmate Haroon Ifran (15 yrs) when they descended on him in a brutal stabbing that left his kidney severed into two pieces.

The parents of students in question sought to immediately p


Young Pakistani Christian girl aged 13 abducted and forced into Islamic marriage

Bahawalpur: March 6, 2019. (PCP) A young girl barely in her teens, Sadaf Amir also known as Sadaf Masih (13 yrs), of Cholistan, Wichra Bangla, Bahawalpur was abducted on 6 February 2019 by influential Muslims Maqbool Hussain, Mubashir Hussain Baloch and Azhir Hussain Baloch.

Following t


A Visit to Minhaj University Lahore

Lahore: March 5, 2019. (Haroon Gill) A Christian delegation led by Fr. Francis Executive secretary National Commission for Interfaith Dialogue NCIDE and Fr. Benedict Ayodi OFM Cap Secertary Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) Rome, Italy along with Fr. Shahzad Khokher OFM Cap, Fr. Laz


Gender-equal treatment for the jihadi wives club

London: March 5, 2019. (PCP) Security and intelligence professionals are questioning the good sense of allowing Islamic State defectors who ran away to marry jihadis and establish a Caliphate, and the UK Home Office is finally following suit.

“As we approach this admittedly extrem


Capuchin Schools Celebrate 800 Years of Dialogue between St. Francis & Sultan Al- Kamil

Lahore: March 1, 2019. (Haroon Gill) Fr. Benedict Ayodi OFM Cap visited the three Capuchins schools located at Kot Lakhpat, Lahore accompanied by Rev. Fr. Francis Nadeem OFM Cap the Custos of the Capuchin in Pakistan and the Manager of the Capuchin Schools. The staff and students of Franciscan Bo


A Capuchin delegation Visits Lahore University

Lahore: March 1, 2019. (Haroon Gill) A Capuchin delegation led by Fr. Benedict Ayodi OFM Cap. and Fr. Francis Nadeem OFM Cap.  participated youth conference at University of Lahore Feb 28, 2019 where a good number of university faculty members and the students were present. ,

Fr. B


A delegation of Capuchin priests visited Gandha Singh Border

Lahore: February 27, 2019. (Haroon Gill) A delegation of Capuchin priests visited Gandha Singh Border between India and Pakistan in the context of present tension between the two countries.

The delegation was led by Rev. Fr. Benedict Ayodi OFM Cap. He is the secretary of Justice, Peace,


St. Francis of Assisi Peace Cards Exhibition and Youth Seminar on Care for Creation

Lahore: February 27, 2019. (PCP) Rev. Br. Benedict Ayodi OFM Cap arrived in Lahore, Pakistan in the evening of Feb 25, 2019 on the invitation of Rev. Fr. Francis Nadeem OFM Cap the Castos of the Capuchins in Pakistan.

Rev. Br. Benedict Ayodi OFM Cap visited St. Mary’s School Gulbe


Teenage Pakistani Christian girl kidnapped and forcibly converted to Islam

London: February 26, 2019. (PCP) A teenage Pakistani Christian girl has been kidnapped and forcibly converted to Islam.

Sadaf Masih 13, of Cholistan, Wichra Bangla, Bahawalpur was abducted February 6 by influential Muslims Maqbool Hussain, Mubashir Hussain Baloch and Azhir Hussain Baloc


Advocate Sooba Bhatti successful to achieve graveyard boundary wall funds from Sindh government

Hyderabad: February 26, 2019. (PCP) Approved Rough Cost Estimate Rs. 70.38.500 (Seventy Lacs Thirty-Eight Thousand & Five Hundred) for Compound Wall of Graveyard, Ganju Takar Hyderabad with the Struggle and support of Advocate Sooba Bhatti and Community of Hyderabad

Government of Si


Peshawar Church bomb survivor and refugee in Australia needs a new prosethic leg

Australia: February 20, 2019. (PCP) A young Pakistani Christian woman (22) who lost her leg in a terrorist attack at a church in Peshawar in November 2013, when she was 17-years-old and came to Australian under humanitarian measures is 11 months away from attaining Australian citizenship. Though


Zafar Bhatti awaits appeal of life sentence for blasphemy after second debilitating postponement

Rawalpindi: February 20, 2019. (PCP) The appeal of Zafar Bhatti's life sentence for blasphemy went to the Rawalpindi High Court on 12th of February, during which it was hoped his conviction would finally be overturned sadly due illness the presiding judge failed to arrive at court resulting i


Pakistani Christian woman beaten and forced to convert to Islam

London: February 19, 2019. (PCP) A Pakistani Christian mother of eight, Shazia Bibi, was beaten and forced to convert to Islam. Shazia Bibi used to work as a domestic servant at Mian Imran’s house, in Chanan Village District Gujrat, where she lived with four of her children.



Are there equal rights for the Minorities of Pakistan?

 Islamabad: February 19, 2019. (PCP) From several years, minorities in Pakistan have been agitating for the equal rights, freedom of speech, freedom of faith, social justice and offer their religious obligations. The government’s promises/claims are always there but on ground reality i


Peace Rally: Together for Peace Organized by National Commission for Inter-faith Dialogue and Ecumenism

Lahore: February 12, 2019. (PCP) A Peace Rally “Together for Peace” was organized by National Commission for Inter-faith Dialogue and Ecumenism under the leadership of His Grace Archbishop Sebastian Francis Shaw from Sacred Heart Catholic Cathedral Lahore to Ganda Singh Border, Kasur


A Peoples Assembly Approves Draft Bill for establishing Commission for Minorities Rights

Lahore: February 10, 2019. (Asif Munawar) A Peoples Assembly under the aegis of Peoples Commission for Minorities’ Rights (PCMR) and Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) approved a draft bill for establishing a National Commission for Minorities’ Rights here on Sunday. 



Pakistani Christian couple waiting for death under the Strict Blasphemy law

Berlin: February 9, 2019. (PCP) The issue of the persecution of the religious minorities in Pakistan is not new for the International community. Pakistan who has been declared as one of the dangerous countries for the Religious Minorities by the US state department, PEW research centre, Open door


NAB arrests Senator Kamran Michael

Lahore: February 8, 2019. (PCP) The National Accountability Bureau NAB arrested Senator Kamran Michael here today on charges of enjoying life without means. In a press release NAB said that when Kamran was Federal Minister for Port and Shipping during Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz PML (N) governme


Nissar Hussain in Australia with BPCA reaching out to Ex-Muslims and churches to share his UK persecution

Australia: February 8, 2019. (PCP) Nissar Hussain is a man born and raised in the United Kingdom who became a Christian convert when he defected from Islam. He lived in Bradford and local Muslims, in what can only be characterised as a macabre and diabolical hate crime, repeatedly brutalised him


Pakistan job quotas for Non-Muslim qualifies for sanitation work only

Islamabad: February 8, 2019. (PCP) Religious minority rights have a long way to go with ineffective job quotas keeping them in the gutter. Pakistan's highly educated sewage workers fill quotas while the careers they trained for remain unattainable. UK Peer Lord Alton has expressed his condemn


Brick Kiln Bonded Labors Released on court orders

Hyderabad: February 2, 2019. (PCP) The 52 bonded laborers from Brick Kiln facility were released on orders of 3rd Additional Session Judge Hyderabad here today. All these men, women and children were from minority community.

 Advocate Sooba Bhatti who is HFO Coordinator, Advocate A


Pakistani Senate committee passes draft bill increasing minimum marriage age to 18

London: February 1, 2019. (PCP) The Upper House of Pakistan’s Parliament has approved a draft bill raising the minimum marriage age to 18 years.

The meeting of the Senate Functional Committee on Human Rights unanimously approved the Child Marriage Restraint (Amendment) Bill, 2018.


Islamophobia and global Christian persecution to be at fore of UK Home and Foreign Office reports

London: February 1, 2019. (PCP) In the wake of the landmark Asia Bibi case, the poignant and tragic case of a Pakistani Christian woman who was recently exonerated after ten years incarcerated on erroneous blasphemy charges, a report into global Christian persecution has been commissioned. UK For


Iran: arrests of five female Christian converts

Tehran: January 31, 2019. Iranian Christians request prayer following the arrests of five female converts from Islam to Christianity. These include Ruhsari Kamberi, a 65-year old  who was arrested and detained in Karaj, and forced to endure ten days of intensive interrogation.



Pakistani Christian leaders welcome SCP decision on Asia Bibi

Islamabad: January 31, 2019. (PCP) The leaders of Pakistani Christian community have highly appreciated decision by Supreme Court of Pakistan decision to free Asia Bibi. The decision on review petition filed by one Muslim extremist group was announced on January 29, 2019, by a Bench of Supreme Co


Supreme Court of Pakistan dismisses review petition against Asia Bibi acquittal

Islamabad: January 29, 2019. (PCP) The review petition against the acquittal of Asia Bibi has been dismissed on merit by the Supreme Court of Pakistan on January 29, 2019.

There is nothing new in the petition which was filed by Qari-Ul-Islam (the petitioner) in the supreme court of Paki


Church Bombings In Philippines Kill 20, Injure Dozens

MANILA, PHILIPPINES: January 28, 2019.  (BosNewsLife) Two bomb blasts shook a Catholic cathedral in the troubled southern Philippines where Islamic militants are active, killing at least 20 people and wounding some 80 others, police officials said.

The first explosion went off insi


BPCA condemns Islamist attack on Church in Jolo

PHILIPPINES: January 28, 2019. (PCP) Two incendiary devices which exploded at a Roman Catholic cathedral in southern Philippines on Sunday on 27th January 2019, have killed 20 people and injured dozens more.

Hours after the attack Islamic State (IS) confirmed they were responsible for t


SCP sets date to hear Review Petition on Asia Bibi Acquittal case

Islamabad: January 26, 2019. (PCP) The Supreme Court of Pakistan have fixed January 29, 2019, to hear Review Petition on Asia Bibi case filed by one Muslim extremist group called TLP who opposed release of Asia Bibi from Multan Jail.

According to records available on review petitions, t


HRFP provides Legal Aid to Saima and Saneha, domestic workers case

Lahore: January 22, 2019. (PCP) Human Rights Focus Pakistan (HRFP) appealed to Supreme Court of Pakistan for suo-motu action on torture issue of Saima Niaz aged 20 and her cousin Saneha (Salma) Mushtaq aged 11, both Christian domestic workers detained by employers and brutally tortured by police


Pervaiz Masih Set Free from His Blasphemy charges on 15th January 2019

Kasur: January 19, 2019. (The Voice Society) Advocate Aneeqa Maria chief of The Voice Society who was pleading case of Pervaiz Masih releases facts about his freedom from blasphemy charges here today by this statement.

Pervaiz Masih resident of Garhewala District Kasur was held accused


Innocent Pak-Christian man accused of blasphemy due to business rivalry acquitted

Lahore: January 19, 2019. (PCP) A Christian man who has had to relocate his home and spent 3.5 years fearing a long tme in prison for a blasphemy charge has been acquitted by Session Court Judge Ijaz Ahmed Basol (15th January 2019), presiding over the case at Kasur Session Court.

In an


Pakistan: Church closures warning if security arrangements are not made

London: January 15, 2019. (PCP) Pakistani churches that fail to make their own security arrangements risk being closed down.

At the start of January, the Home department of the government of the Punjab province asked churches to make security arrangements as per the government standards


Al-Qunan case: Canada flaunts diplomatic strain with the Saudis

London: January 14, 2019. (PCP) Canada's swift action to snap up asylum-seeker Rahaf Al-Qunun and to fly her true north as Australia contemplates is sure to annoy Saudis - Social media and high visibility played a significant role but other asylum-seekers have not been so lucky.



Christian daughter and mother illegally detained and tortured over theft allegations

London: January 11, 2019. (PCP) Christian cousins Saima and Salma of Chak Jhumra, Faisalabad (Pakistan), and Saima’s mother Kausar Rehana have been illegally detained for thirteen days in Jhumra police station and tortured by the male policemen. 

 Saima had been working


Live, Love and Learn the Word of God message with Promotion of Catechism

Hyderabad, Pakistan: January 11, 2019.  (By Fr. Ashfaque George) St. Francis Solanus Church, Nawabshah Parish-Hyderabad Diocese under the leadership of Rev. Fr. James Castellino, Fr. Ishfaque George has started weekly Catechism Classes in the parish church since October, 2018. 08 Teachers an


Australia offers asylum to Saudi woman who claimed persecution at home at Thailand Airport

London: January 11, 2019. (PCP) A Saudi woman who declared her atheism has been allowed to stay in Thailand while her asylum claim is processed by the UNHCR. In a video she shared on social media she was concerned about her passport having been taken away by Saudi officials in Thailand, after acc


Christian leader successful to build graveyard wall with government funds

Hyderabad: January 10, 2019. The Assistant Engineer Buildings, sub-Division Taluka Latifabad , Hyderabad visited the Christian Community Graveyard Ganju Taker Tando Muhammad Road Hyderabad, to prepare the rough cost estimate of Graveyard Boundary Wall on behalf of Application of Mr. Sooba Bhatti


Britain culpable in Thailand UNHCR refugee scandal that led to two brothers arrested for blasphemy in Pakistan

London: January 10, 2019. Two Brothers sentenced to death 8 years after questionable blasphemy allegations were first made, returned to Pakistan after an arrest in Thailand, demonstrates Christian asylum seekers cannot be returned to Pakistan as stated in a poorly constructed UK Home Office Guida


PCC appeals PM Teresa May to not deport Pakistani Pastor Asher Samson

Philadelphia: January 9, 2019. (PCP) Dr. Nazir S Bhatti, Founder President of Pakistan Christian Congress PCC and Editor of Pakistan Christian Post in a letter have appealed to Teresa May Prime Minister of UK to intervene to stop deportation proceedings of a Pakistani Pastor Asher Samson and orde


China Jails Pastor and Church For Refusing To Worship China President

BEIJING, CHINA: January 9, 2019. (BosNewsLife) Christian rights activists urge prayers for some 100 jailed Chinese Christians including a prominent evangelical pastor who condemned China's Communist "regime" for "forcing" its citizens to treat President Xi Jinping like a g


Australian survivor of Pakistani groomer shares account of her escape from the clutches of rapist in Pakistan

London: January 8, 2019. (PCP) The has condemned Britain as revelations of Pakistani Muslim men involved in sexual grooming gangs have highlighted a sexual depravity that has resulted in thousands of girls having been used as sexual playthings - suffering beatings and abuse and being treated as s


40 Catholic Missionaries Killed Worldwide in 2018

VATICAN CITY/BUDAPEST: January 7, 2019. (BosNewsLife)-- Dozens of Catholic missionaries and pastoral workers have been killed worldwide in 2018, most of them in Africa, according to the Vatican's news agency.

The Fides news agency said its annual year-end tally showed that at least


Nazir Bhatti congratulates on opening of biggest Church in Middle East for Coptic Christian in Egypt

Philadelphia: January 7, 2019. (PCP) Dr. Nazir S Bhatti, Founder President of Pakistan Christian Congress and Editor of Pakistan Christian Post in a message on Christmas of Coptic Christian around the world have said “Merry Christmas to Coptic Orthodox Christians in USA and around the world


British High Commission organizes first ever Great Debate in Quetta

Islamabad: January 7, 2019. (PCP) The British High Commission held the Balochistan semi-final for its fourth, annual GREAT Debate competition at the Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering, and Management Sciences (BUITEMS) today in Quetta. 

 The competit


Dutch Media Evangelist Leo Habets Dies At Age 70

AMSTERDAM/BUDAPEST: January 4, 2019.  (BosNewsLife) Dutch media evangelist Leo Habets who published The Netherlands' leading evangelical newspaper Uitdaging (Challenge), has died after a long illness. Habets was 70 years old.

The Christian leader suffered nearly two years of co


Pakistani Christian asylum seeker in UK given bail from immigration detention center

BIRMINGHAM, UK: January 4, 2019. (PCP) Pak-Christian threatened with deportation bailed out after Christmas in detention needs asylum in the UK to avoid persecution in Pakistan. Asher Samson (41 yrs) spent Christmas 2018 in detention two hours away from his British relatives. The Birmingham resid


11th annual Hindu combined marriages ceremony on 6th January at Karachi

Karachi: January 4, 2019. (PCP) Pakistan Hindu Council is organizing 11th annual combined marriages ceremony at Railway Ground Karachi on Sunday, 6th January. Patron-in-chief of Pakistan Hindu Council and Member of National Assembly Dr Ramesh Kumar Vankwani, in a press statement issued on Friday,


Ottawa discussions confirm safety of Asia Bibi is of Global importance

London: January 4, 2019. (PCP) British Pakistani Christian Association Chairman Wilson Chowdhry and BPCA Canada Representative Keri-Lynn Gibbs visited Ottawa the second week of December to meet with various Canadian officials to discuss asylum for Asia Bibi and several major concerns for Pak-Chri


Christians Facing Hardship In Indonesia Tsunami Stricken Areas

JAKARTA, INDONESIA: (BosNewsLife)-- Christian aid workers are among those rushing to save lives in Indonesia where giant tidal waves, triggered by a volcanic eruption, crashed on the western shores of Java and the southern beaches of Sumatra, the country's two most populous islands, killing m


Manchester ends 2018 with shouts of Allahu Akbar as terrorist stabs three at train station

London: (PCP) Manchester ends 2018 with shouts of 'Allahu Akbar' as terrorism suspect stabs three at train station and is arrested under The Mental Health Act rather than the Terror Attack 2000.

Two victims remain seriously injured after a man wielding a knife stabbed them in a


Seven Lao Christians Released After International Concern

VIENTIANE, LAOS: (BosNewsLife) Seven Christian men who were detained by security forces in southern Laos for holding an "illegal" church service are free, a day after BosNewsLife news agency published about their plight.

A government official in the Phin district of the southe


PCC to write North American, EU, UK and Australian to keep eye on fundraising for SKH in Pakistan

Philadelphia: (PCP) Dr. Nazir S Bhatti, Founder President of Pakistan Christian Congress PCC have said that he will send memorandums to US, EU, UK, Australia, Japan and other governments to keep a close eye on fund raising events for Shaukat Khanam Cancer Hospital SKH founded by Prime Minster of


Laos Detaining Seven Christians For Illegal Christmas Service

VIENTIANE, LAOS: (BosNewsLife) Minority Christians in southern Laos faced a grim New Year after seven believers, including church leaders were detained by the Communist government's security forces during violent church raids, a well-informed advocacy official told BosNewsLife.



Austria Commemorates 200th Anniversary of Silent Night

VIENNA/BUDAPEST: (BosNewsLife)-- Austria is commemorating the 200th anniversary of the famous Christmas carol "Silent Night". The peaceful song about the birth of Jesus that became a crucial part of Christmas celebrations, was sung publicly for the first time in December 1818 in an Aust

"Trial of Pakistani Christian Nation" By Nazir S Bhatti

On demand of our readers, I have decided to release E-Book version of "Trial of Pakistani Christian Nation" on website of PCP which can also be viewed on website of Pakistan Christian Congress www.pakistanchristiancongress.org . You can read chapter wise by clicking tab on left handside of PDF format of E-Book.

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